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Impy
19-08-07, 12:46 AM
http://img250.imageshack.us/img250/1360/99759452es6.jpg

Taken from Jo Chen's Myspace. I searched to see if this has been added already. I didn't see anything so I have posted.

What dya think?

KingofCretins
19-08-07, 01:34 AM
8.09 "No Future For You, Part IV". I actually did link it on the Issue #8 thread, but its own thread makes perfect sense.

She's nekkid!

CanadianBtVSFan
19-08-07, 01:34 AM
It looks like Faith took her shirt off and she's naked! o.O Woot!

Sosa lola
19-08-07, 08:40 AM
Faith is taking her dress off. The Lady dress. I guess this is the final issue to Faith's arc where she probably rejects Lady Faith and adopts Slayer Faith again.

omri
19-08-07, 08:48 AM
Oh wow! Amazing cover. Jo Chen is amazing!.. And it is look like she's finishing with the all "Lady Faith"

vampmogs
19-08-07, 08:54 AM
Wow first the Issue 8 cover and now Issue 9 as well and Issue 6 hasn't even come out yet! :D

I love this cover and not because it shows Faith's chest exposed, although that is def a plus, but it is amazingly done as well. I wonder why Faith is burning her dress, perhaps she went to far into her role; somehow linked to the previous cover with her strangling Buffy? Not suggesting that she's actually killed her, but maybe she wasn't liking what she was turning into. Or maybe it is time to kick Lady Savage's arse the Faith way.

Valyssia
19-08-07, 09:04 AM
I expect it's symbolic. To me it looks less like she's burning the dress and more like she's burning and the dress doin' okay. Not sure what that means for Faith...could be bad.

Oh and yes...she does seem to be at least topless... Boys put your tongues back in your mouths please... You're getting the thread all soggy.

Val

Phoenix
19-08-07, 09:08 AM
I expect it's symbolic. To me it looks less like she's burning the dress and more like she's burning and the dress doing okay. Not sure what that means for Faith...could be bad.

Val

That was my first thoughts aswell. Well it looks like its gonna be freaking amazing no matter what! :D

Veverka
19-08-07, 09:09 AM
Gosh, you're grim, Val! I'm really hoping here that you're wrong and she's standing behind the flames, well out of harm's way...

Actually, I didn't realise it was the dress initially, and since it was black I thought maybe it was a leather top, so my instinct was that she was saying goodbye to the hard-ass version of herself, like she's come to some kind of peace...

Knowing how much Joss loves to torture his characters, I now suspect Val is right! lol. Poor Faith...

vampmogs
19-08-07, 09:19 AM
She does appear to be in the flames doesn't she? I think Faith is going to go through a really hard time, perhaps burning the dress is symbolic of Faith burning any chances of being the kind of person she never got to be; a princess. Faith is burning because the mission has taken its toll, I still think the entire thing is extremely unfair towards her. Out of all the people they could have chosen they had to send her to kill a slayer? Throwing it in her face much?

Valyssia
19-08-07, 10:11 AM
Gosh, you're grim, Val!

I do try... Fankies!!! Glad I could amuse.

Seriously though...who's going to stand topless in a bonfire? Even Faith occasionally shows more sense than that. It's a symbolic thing. If it weren't her hair would be all crispified. I've had more than a couple of run ins with fire...hair's the first thing to go. Smells bad too.

I would consider a ritual purification of some sort. Moving from one state of being to the next. Fire is often seen as cleansing metaphorically. The fact that she's holding the dress out suggests to me that she is indeed looking to leave that behind. The nudity indicates that she's leaving what she was and passing through empty handed (so to speak) to something else entirely different. There's also shades of honesty in the nudity. Truth of self...hiding nothing... It's a very pagan image actually.

Val

Wolfie Gilmore
19-08-07, 03:30 PM
8.09 "No Future For You, Part IV". I actually did link it on the Issue #8 thread, but its own thread makes perfect sense.

She's nekkid!

Maybe it's a flashback to that alligator/preacher day :D

The pic looks much more like Faith than the others have, good stuff.

EndersWrath
20-08-07, 04:09 AM
Maybe it's a flashback to that alligator/preacher day :D

The pic looks much more like Faith than the others have, good stuff.

:roll: I so was thinking that ... would be a bit of an exaggeration saying it was just a hot day though, wouldn't it ;) LOL!

I too think that it is just symbolism of Faith throwing away some side of her, I'm thinking its a sort of Faith like Baptism, burning away all that evil because water just won't cut it (just look at the other cover ;)). I'm thinking it's Faith embrassing the good in being a slayer and trying to get rid of her hate.

bishopcruz
20-08-07, 06:39 AM
Is there a larger version of this pic? I think it is time for a wallpaper change.

Edit: Ok, nevermind found it.

Going back to this, I find it kinda hard to spec without so much as the first issue of the Faith arc out yet. Hurry up damnit!

some spykie ship
20-08-07, 09:24 AM
My first impression of the pic was Faith losing her clothes and being resigned to hellfire. Maybe it's supposed to be another one of her nightmares, like the ones she had when she was in the coma. Didn't she have to sort out what was happening in her mind before she could wake up? If the pic is symbolism, it could mean that Faith once more has issues to deal with, to say the least.

Anon
20-08-07, 09:32 AM
Are you sure this is the cover for issue 9? I found it on the Dark Horse website as a download, but the comics available for preorder only went up to issue 8. I tried finding it on Jo Chen's Myspace page but with no success. Also, the dimensions of the image seem to be slightly odd for a comic book cover. They certainly don't match with the images of other covers on display.

vampmogs
20-08-07, 10:06 AM
Are you sure this is the cover for issue 9? I found it on the Dark Horse website as a download, but the comics available for preorder only went up to issue 8. I tried finding it on Jo Chen's Myspace page but with no success. Also, the dimensions of the image seem to be slightly odd for a comic book cover. They certainly don't match with the images of other covers on display.

The darkhorse website doesn't always place the comic as available to preorder when it is still far away from coming out. They surprisingly already have up to Issue 8 out this early on, but Issue 9 doesn't come out until November so it is probably to early to put up for pre order.

Anon
20-08-07, 01:04 PM
I've just figured out why this appears wrong to me. It isn't the cover, just a part of it. If you look at the bottom right you can actually see that part of the picture's been cut off. I'm not certain, but it looks like someone else behind Faith is also discarding a dress.

vampmogs
20-08-07, 01:09 PM
I've just figured out why this appears wrong to me. It isn't the cover, just a part of it. If you look at the bottom right you can actually see that part of the picture's been cut off. I'm not certain, but it looks like someone else behind Faith is also discarding a dress.

I see what you mean but it is possible that, that is just the bottom Faith's dress that is blow behind Faith as it burns. The image does seem to be cut off so perhaps it'll make more sense when we get the whole picture. Although if it turned out someone else was also burning the dress it appears it must be very important to the story if they aren't wanting to show us just yet.

Phoenix
03-09-07, 12:18 PM
http://wizarduniverse.com/_images_/005829/BuffySeason8_9Fc.jpg

Posted this in the wrong place before, sorry :S

Its amazing :)

vampmogs
03-09-07, 01:56 PM
It is a very great image.

Curiosity is just killing me in this arc. From what we've seen and heard I can't help but think something bad is going to happen to Faith or another one of our characters. The whole arc seems to have this weird feeling looming over it, and the images we have seen from the last two issues of the arc definitly show this.

some spykie ship
04-09-07, 12:39 AM
From what we've seen and heard I can't help but think something bad is going to happen to Faith or another one of our characters.

This is what I know:

A main character is supposed to die. I'm not sure on the details who, but some people have speculated that it could be Xander or somebody.

It's weird. Maybe your feeling coincides with something that's going to happen in this issue.

Phoenix
04-09-07, 03:08 AM
If Faith dies.. :| I may never forgive Joss Whedon :|

ThePoet's<3
04-09-07, 06:48 AM
What an awesome cover! Chen is just about "on the money" with Faith's appearance!!

I imagine the fire is a symbolic burning of Lady Faith and the acceptance of our beloved Faith. Seems this is the second cover with Faith facing her own identity. She has "drowned" the Buffy comparison, and now is burning the Lady comparison. She is picking up her new identity - Faith as Herself.

vampmogs
04-09-07, 10:45 AM
This is what I know:

A main character is supposed to die. I'm not sure on the details who, but some people have speculated that it could be Xander or somebody.

It's weird. Maybe your feeling coincides with something that's going to happen in this issue.

I'm not sure if it will be Xander because the writers have contemplated killing him off in the past but have decided every time not to because they've felt that it would be wrong for the story and send out the wrong message; almost as if that would be his reward for being so loyal to Buffy. It is also probably unlikely they'd do this because he is a very big character to kill off this early on, but then again anything is possible.

Yeah I dunno I just have a bad feeling about this issue, not in the way that it won't be good but something terrible is going to happen.

CanadianBtVSFan
04-09-07, 02:20 PM
A main character to die eh? That can't be good.

I don't think it would be Faith as she is only an ally to the scooby gang and as a recurring member/guest star.


Better not be Buffy and Willow and not Xander.

I'm no Andrew fan so I wouldn't mind if he was gone.

Wolfie Gilmore
04-09-07, 03:12 PM
A main character to die eh? That can't be good.

I don't think it would be Faith as she is only an ally to the scooby gang and as a recurring member/guest star.


Better not be Buffy and Willow and not Xander.

I'm no Andrew fan so I wouldn't mind if he was gone.

Giles?

Depends what they call main though, they can be sneaky about these things (eg people dying in Harry Potter who I didn't give a stuff about after I'm sure big character deaths were mentioned...when there was only really one I minded).

KingofCretins
04-09-07, 06:32 PM
I've never seen a creditable source on that spoiler... just people making up stuff on the dark horse site. Unless Joss or Scott Allie or one of the other writers, or someone who is at least getting it from them, it doesn't exist to me. I don't think Joss brought this story back after 4 years just to torture and punish his fans. I always assumed the reason Joss shelved his one time plan to just wipe out the gang in Season 5 was because, well, it sucked.

some spykie ship
05-09-07, 12:13 AM
Giles?

Depends what they call main though, they can be sneaky about these things (eg people dying in Harry Potter who I didn't give a stuff about after I'm sure big character deaths were mentioned...when there was only really one I minded).

I've been thinking more along the lines of Giles myself. He does seem the most logical, being more of an "in-between" character, and he's not exactly everyone's favorite anymore.


I've never seen a creditable source on that spoiler... just people making up stuff on the dark horse site. Unless Joss or Scott Allie or one of the other writers, or someone who is at least getting it from them, it doesn't exist to me. I don't think Joss brought this story back after 4 years just to torture and punish his fans. I always assumed the reason Joss shelved his one time plan to just wipe out the gang in Season 5 was because, well, it sucked.

Joss was planning to wipe everyone out in S5? I don't think any credible source would say something like that, because it just isn't decent storytelling. One or two cast members, sure, but not all of them. Whoever told you that must have been yanking your chain, or maybe someone working on the show was misquoted.

bishopcruz
05-09-07, 02:36 AM
Please be andrew! PLEASE! I always figured Andrew would be a good one to kill off as he is separated from the gang, and would be a good wake-up call in that Twilight means business.

If it's Xander, I think I officially quit the series though.

ThePoet's<3
05-09-07, 03:30 AM
Here's the varient Jeanty cover:

http://www.darkhorse.com/profile/profile_popup.php?sku=14-840

Interesting pose on the cover - both Slayers with their stakes at the ready!

vampmogs
05-09-07, 01:35 PM
Joss was planning to wipe everyone out in S5? I don't think any credible source would say something like that, because it just isn't decent storytelling. One or two cast members, sure, but not all of them. Whoever told you that must have been yanking your chain, or maybe someone working on the show was misquoted.

Na it had originally been planned for Spike to be dusted, for Xander to be Glory's otherhalf and for Giles to kill him, for Buffy to kill Willow after she goes evil because Glory killed Tara and for Buffy then to jump. So basically we would have had Giles left. However, after Joss learnt that he'd be having another season after season five he pushed the evil Willow arc on a year and decided to keep Xander and Spike alive.

Nostalgia
08-09-07, 02:59 AM
Na it had originally been planned for Spike to be dusted, for Xander to be Glory's otherhalf and for Giles to kill him, for Buffy to kill Willow after she goes evil because Glory killed Tara and for Buffy then to jump. So basically we would have had Giles left. However, after Joss learnt that he'd be having another season after season five he pushed the evil Willow arc on a year and decided to keep Xander and Spike alive.

Wow.. if we got that ending for the series.. it would be such a different feel for the show. I can't imagine.. that would be the darkest Joss has gone.

vampmogs
08-09-07, 04:42 PM
Wow.. if we got that ending for the series.. it would be such a different feel for the show. I can't imagine.. that would be the darkest Joss has gone.

I'm very glad he didn't do it, apart from it being a very dark ending as you said, it would be just too packed. It doesn't make any sense to me that Joss would have made Xander Glory's other half because that would have meant Glory would have been in Sunnydale since his birth, which means there is no reason why there was a sudden increase in mental patients admited to Sunnydale Hospital. I also think it was far better to have given Willow a whole season finale for herself when she turns evil, for something that huge to happen it needs to be the centre of attention and the attention would have been shared with Glory and all that dramarama.

Phoenix
09-09-07, 02:24 AM
Na it had originally been planned for Spike to be dusted, for Xander to be Glory's otherhalf and for Giles to kill him, for Buffy to kill Willow after she goes evil because Glory killed Tara and for Buffy then to jump. So basically we would have had Giles left. However, after Joss learnt that he'd be having another season after season five he pushed the evil Willow arc on a year and decided to keep Xander and Spike alive.

wow :| I never knew that. And when I read that it kind of gave me chills, that ending would be horrible. Very glad that didnt happen :)